What does photography mean?

Definitions for photographyfəˈtɒg rə fi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word photography.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. photography, picture taking(noun)

    the act of taking and printing photographs

  2. photography(noun)

    the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

  3. photography(noun)

    the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies


  1. photography(Noun)

    The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.

  2. photography(Noun)

    The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Photography(noun)

    the science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like

  2. Photography(noun)

    the art or process of producing pictures by this action of light

  3. Origin: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]


  1. Photography

    Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing. Photography has many uses for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, and mass communication.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Photography

    fō-tog′ra-fi, n. the art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces.—n. Phō′tograph, a picture so produced.—v.t. to make a picture of by means of photography.—ns. Phōtog′rapher, Phōtog′raphist.—adj. Phōtograph′ic, -al.—adv. Phōtograph′ically. [Gr. phōs, light, graphein, to draw.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Photography

    Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'photography' in Nouns Frequency: #2811


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photography in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Photographer Valerio Bispuri:

    Photography can change things.

  2. Gennaro Salamone:

    Photography is a dish best served raw.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future.

  4. Mike Hollman:

    The braided river banks and mountain light make for some great landscape photography.

  5. Md Shahnewaz Khan:

    I believe photography is such a great option for telling the truth to change the world.

Images & Illustrations of photography

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